I’m shaken (not stirred) by Verano

VERANO – BOMBAFRAGOLA  (42 Records) Verano says “For all the “Bombafragola” I’ve been drinking for and for the ones I’ll drink again.” “Bombafragola” is “an absurd cocktail and (they say) deadly, bright pink, which is prepared in a historic bar in Milan”. The song itself is a killer – lovely guitar work, splendid organ and…

These guys are UNS topabble

UNS – VON A NACH A (Sinnbus) “Von A nach A“ is from the LP ALLES WAS WIR MACHEN IST KUNST. I like what Sinnbus say about the tune “As always with UNS: in an ironic pose until you suddenly get serious. The summer hit for the chemistry meeting, the 40th floor and the open…

I’m in thrall to Zero Call

Zero Call – Mind Instruction (Werkstatt Recordings) Photo: Leonardo Bizzarri Zero Call is an Italian electronic music composer. “Mind Instruction” is a superbly dark take on analogue 80s synths, think Giorgio Moroder’s evil twin. Love the video clip as well. YouTube 2018 Playlist Spotify 2018 Playlist

Steiner & Madlaina are running around my brain-a

Steiner & Madlaina – Wenn du mir glaubst (Glitterhouse Records) Photo by June Fischer “Wenn du mir glaubst” (If you believe me) is from their debut album ‘Cheers’, coming this October. The Swiss duo are Nora Steiner and Madlaina Pollin and this deliciously skilful sliver of indie-pop brilliance belies their youth and points to a…

Gabriel Kahane creates magic on a train

Gabriel Kahane – “What If I Told You” (Nonesuch) Travelogue is a wonderful LP by THe Human League. It’s also a film, book, or illustrated lecture about the places visited by or experiences of a traveller. It’s also a stock-in-trade device of the folk artist, the wandering mistral, the poet and the corner house bore….

Super World Interview Time: Angelos Krallis from CHiCKN

We covered the single “Am I Cher?” by CHiCKN recently, saying ‘”Greek band CHiCKN are new to me, this is just a brilliant retro tune, like Cat Stevens overdosing on acid. Pure class. I am Cher about that.” In fact, we were so taken with their (soon to be seminal) new LP “WOWSERS!” (Inner Ear…

SWIT Sounds Abound #7

Here we go, ten more super world indie tunes that tickled our fancy (is that still legal?) this week. Enjoy! The Innocence Mission -Look Out From Your Window (Bella Union) I’ve got a confession to make, I had never heard of The Innocence Mission until a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled across “Happy…

SWIT Premiere: Down Below by Fir Cone Children

Fir Cone Children is the Berlin-based one-man dream punk project of Alexander Leonard Donat. His fourth LP “The Straight & The Curly” (Blackjack Illuminist Records) is out on the very lucky for us Friday 13th of July. We are then delighted to premiere “Down Below” from the new LP, it’s a short, sharp, joyful shock….

SWIT Video Premiere: Self-Destruct Reality by Jetstream Pony

Alternative headline “Schrammeliger ding dong, there ain’t nothing phony about Jetstream Pony.” Well now, what have we got here? Only one of the finest indie-pop songs you’ll hear this or any other day. We are privileged to premiere the new video for “Self-Destruct Reality”, the lead track from the new Jetstream Pony EP, released 13th…

SWIT Sounds Abound #6

Monster Monster – yes ladies and gentlemen, we’ve super-sized our Super Sounds Abounds just in time for July, it’s like a Whizzer And Chips bumper summer special with two flakes! Polartropica – “Golden Soul” It’s been a while since we heard from Polartropica, but now Ihui Cherise Wu, for it is her, is back with…

Super World Interview Time: Florian Zimmer from Driftmachine

Driftmachine is Andreas Gerth and  Florian (Flow) Zimmer from Berlin. Shunter is their new album, it’s a wonderfully dark amalgam of ambient, abstract,  industrial and avant-garde sounds, a soundtrack for forgotten places and abandoned spaces, for movies that have not been made yet. We speak ot Flow because of his role with  Morr Music and…